A salaried employment-based route into teaching, via the Teaching Apprenticeship Programme (TAP) and School Direct.
TAP and School Direct offer an alternative to a traditional full-time university course, offering a postgraduate-level qualification, no tuition fees, and the opportunity for trainees to earn a salary while they train.
- Programme Length: 1 year, full time
- Next start date: September 2024
- Qualification: QTS (+ Level 6 PGTA)
- Salary: from £20,598 to £25,831
*e-Qualitas’ team of ITT consultants can advise applicants and employer schools regarding fees, accessing apprenticeship levy and available DfE funding. Contact ITTconsultants@e-Qualitas.co.uk for more information.
For someone to start a Teaching Apprenticeship they must:
- Have the equivalent to a grade 4 in GCSE English and Mathematics. If they intend to teach primary-aged pupils, they will also need a grade 4 GCSE in a science subject.
- Have a degree awarded by a UK higher education provider or a recognised equivalent qualification.
- Demonstrate fundamental skills in English and Maths to an appropriate level. They will be supported to achieve this if required.
Meet our Trainees…
Trainees are employed full time, 5-days per week at their employing school. One day per week is dedicated to training. e-Qualitas training is a blend of in-person, online or self-directed learning. Training days held in person are in central London. Trainees need to ensure they can travel to the venue in central London.
Trainees will be based in their employing school for most of the year. Between January – February half term trainees will have a placement based full time in a contrasting school. During their placements, trainees will have the opportunity to work alongside experienced teachers and observe subject/phase experts whilst refining their approaches to teaching and learning.
Trainees will have regular weekly support from an in-school mentor and in addition trainees will be supported with research, training resources and six visits by an e-Qualitas tutor, who will review progress and adapt the programme to meet individual learning needs.
For DfE funded places, a school receives a grant to contribute to the salary costs. The school must have DfE permission to recruit for funded salaried places.
A trainee is assessed for QTS within the 12-month apprenticeship programme, at which point QTS is awarded and the teacher moves to the qualified teachers’ pay scale.